∙Japanese Import ∙Spare wheels and tyres included ∙Clean MOT history
Following the successful first-generation Range Rover (later known as the Range Rover Classic) the P38 was produced between 1994 and 2001, with a number of improvements over the preceding generation.
Chiefly, the appearance received a massive overhaul, with the lines being more ‘rounded off’ compared to the Classic, along with the interior being completely redesigned. Clearly the engineers did a good job, as even today the interior of the P38 still exudes upmarket quality and feel.
The engines also received an update, with the choice of either a 4.0 or 4.6-litre petrol V8, or a 2.5-litre BMW-sourced diesel inline-six.
Despite the youngest cars now being 20 years old, the P38 still looks fantastic, and can be found anywhere from the streets of Chelsea to the back lanes of rural Devon, such is the adaptability and enduring appeal of the Range Rover.
Imported from Japan, this particular Range Rover is a 4.6-litre HSE model, finished in the attractive colour combination of Blenheim silver over a black leather interior. Thanks to being brought over from the salt-free roads of Japan, the car hasn’t suffered with the usual corrosion issues seen on UK-based P38s, such as around the bottoms of the doors or tailgate.
Of note is the fact that the factory-fitted active air suspension system has been replaced with a conventional spring-and-shock setup, bypassing the often fault-prone height-adjustable system.
Present with the car is a vast wealth of paperwork, including old MOT certificates, the UK V5 ownership document, and the original Land Rover literature (though, of course, this is in Japanese.) In addition there are approximately £5,000 of receipts gathered from it's time in the UK.
Inside, the vehicle presents in fantastic condition throughout, with the leather seats showing very little signs of wear, beyond the minor lines in the leather that are commensurate with the age and mileage of the vehicle.
The rubber over mats are all present and correct, with the carpets looking to be in fine fettle. The headliner shows no signs of sagging or drooping, and is free of any nicks or tears within the material.
In fact, the only real signs of use within the interior are along the tops of the door cards, where some of the wood has started peeling off, which can be seen in the photographs below, along with the usual age-related wear on the switchgear. The key is also starting to fall apart, however it still works perfectly and a replacement key isn’t hard to source.
It should be noted that the air suspension controls are now defunct, on account of the system having been removed and replaced with conventional shocks and springs.
Interested parties should note that the odometer reads in kilometres, not miles. The radio needs the radio code inputting again due to a fresh battery having been recently installed.
As previously mentioned, thanks to being imported from the salt-free roads of Japan, the exterior condition of this Range Rover is excellent, with the paintwork being free of rust and damage, though a light smattering of stone chips is to be expected.
The headlight lenses look to be in great condition, and the same is true of the rear lights. The wheels are all in fantastic condition and are free of kerbing, with the tyres also in good condition. There is also a spare full set of OEM Range Rover wheels included in the sale of the vehicle, which still have good condition tyres mounted.
The only notable marks and damage to the vehicle are a scuff to the plastic cap on the rear bumper, which can be seen in the photographs. There are also some additional aerials mounted on the car, but the vendor is uncertain what these were used for or connected to.
Under the bonnet, the 4.6-litre Bosch fuel-injected V8 engine presents in fine fettle, with the block and ancillaries all clean and free from any signs of oil or fluid leaks.
The car is reportedly running well with no hesitation or known faults, and has passed the last four MOT tests first time, with no advisories whatsoever.
The P38 is a vehicle that will forever hold an appeal, across almost all generations and classes of society. Are you a rich Kensington resident? You’ll love a Range Rover. Are you a rural farmer that needs a rugged vehicle with a spot of comfort? A Range Rover is perfect. Do you just appreciate boxy, V8-powered cars that can do just about anything you could ask of it? Well, that’s a Range Rover you’re thinking of.
Presenting in great condition throughout and with a clean bill of health, this 2000 P38 Range Rover 4.6 HSE is simply ready and waiting for the next owner.
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